Language – A Means of Communication

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To be an effective communicator, we need to be proficient in a language. Language is a tool for the expression of ideas, thoughts and opinions. It is the fundamental requirement for successful social and cultural exchange amongst humans.

Language is a means to an end and it is not an end in itself. Unless language is transformed into adequate appreciation and interpretation of our philosophy of life, thoughts and ideas, contemporary impressions and interests becomes a dead.

The classical languages are already dead together with their civilisations which they have maintained in their peak of perfection. These languages still have an impact on the literary and cultural life. The modern language has transformed the literature into a dynamic and scientifically designed and organised mode of thoughts and feeling.

Language itself is useless, unless it has something to contribute to the civilisations or progress of our world. All languages has a common denominator, which is their utility value and this can be universally recognised. The utility value of several languages has encouraged the incorporation of words from other language into the English language. This shows clearly that language can be transformed from poverty to richness of expression through consideration of how communication can be improved further.